Petition & Thanksgiving Letters

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1. Dearest Mother Mary, please intercede to your Son Jesus Christ, that my grandfather’s condition will improve. It really pains me to see him suffering and unable to have a restful sleep at night.

2. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help, please pray that my husband and I will be able to conceive successfully and have a safe pregnancy. We have suffered three miscarriages in two years and I am already 38 years old. We yearn to be parents and pray that God will bless us with children whom we can nurture to be God-fearing adults. Please pray and intercede for us, Mother Mary.

3. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help, I am having trouble dealing with my elderly father and feel very burdened by his unreasonable demands. I lose my patience and temper. Please pray for me that I will be more charitable and patient.

4. Dearest Mother, I ask for your intercession to protect our unborn child. I am having bleeding and cramping and I pray that our baby will be protected and that I will be able to carry him/her safely to full term.

5. Dear Mother Mary, my mother-in-law has been diagnosed with cancer. Please bless her and intercede for her that her treatment will be successful.

6. Dearest Mother, I am going to start my new job soon. However, recently I heard many unfavourable things about the company I am going to work for. Please guide me in my work, that I may serve those around me with love and care. Help me to be fully present to the work I'm called to do.

7. Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help Please intercede for my friend who has been suffering from depression for almost a year.

8. Dearest Mother Mary, please help me that I may sleep peacefully without pills every night. Mother Mary, please grant me peace within myself.

9. Mother Mary, please intercede for my unborn child who has been diagnosed with a heart abnormality. I pray that he may be healthy and we entrust him into God’s hands.

10. Dearest Mother Mary, I reached out to my dearest friend but he doesn't want to talk to me. I've tried to ask what was wrong but I’m not sure why this has happened. Please help us reconcile and I pray I can meet and speak with him soon.

11. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help, I am in a hefty debt. I have no one to turn to and I didn’t share my predicament with anyone. I took up a loan to help a friend in need and he disappeared. I am feeling depressed as I am also repaying my own loans. Please help me.

12. Mother Mary, I am facing a lot of difficulties in my work and raising my three teenagers. Please help me.

1. I pray for your intercession for me to conceive a child soon. My husband and I have been childless for more than 8 years. We are both non-Catholic and I heard a lot of miracles happening through your prayers. Please intercede to your Son, Jesus, to grant us a child.

2. I am feeling nervous about my exam. Please guide me to calm down and to have a clearer mind.

3. Please guide my teenagers back to catechism classes. I also pray that there are good and saintly people around my children’s lives so that they can learn the correct values and help them in their studies.

4. I would like to ask for your prayers and intercession for my friend’s mother in this time of need. She will be going through a high-risk surgery. Please bless and guide the hands of the surgical team to make this surgery a successful one.

5. I humbly seek your intercession and grace upon this lady who is currently single-handedly caring for her elderly, dementia father. She does not have any support from her family. She is under tremendous stress, yet she still cares and loves her father dearly.   

6. Dear Mother, please help my husband who just had a road accident and broke his arm. He is having so much difficulty coming to terms with being unable to use his arm. Mother, please pray for him to your Son, our Lord. May he find comfort in you and your Son.

7. My brother is suffering from stage 3 cancer. Please help him through this moment. I also pray for my niece who is going for a heart surgery. Please be with them and journey with them as they go through the trials.

8. Please intercede for my husband to be more mindful of his sharp tongue and words towards me and our children. Bless him to think before speaking and acting. Bless our family with love and peace.

9. Please help my niece to give up her addiction in using her handphone and to concentrate on her studies instead.

10. I have encountered a problem with my friend. She found out that I am secretly in love with her and she started avoiding me. She is the only friend that I have in university and I trust her. Pray that we will be able to reconcile and enjoy our friendship as before. I value our friendship so much as I do not have a lot of friends when I was growing up. Grant me the courage to apologise to her.

1. I have been trying to conceive for almost 5 years. I am falling into depression again. I came to the Novena Church a few weeks back and I asked for your intercession.

2. I was diagnosed with a rare bladder tumour early this year. Mother Mary, please pray for me that the tumour is not cancerous and I will get well soon.

3. Mother Mary, please pray for me that I will be able to discern better, help me to make wiser decisions and to better provide for my family.

4. We have been told that we need to vacate our rental property. With the rental crisis in Australia, it is impossible to find a home that is affordable. Please help us to find a home soon.

5. I humbly ask for your intercession for my results. If I fail the exam, I only have 1 day to re-sit the paper.  

6. I am praying for my son who is in financial difficulty in his business venture as his investor refused to pay for all the staff and the suppliers. Please intercede for him that he can have a good job offer and God will open a new door for him.

7. I ask for your intercession to help me overcome the rejections in my job interviews. I have been trying to look for a new job not only to provide for my family but also for my future as well. Lead me along the right path.

8. I feel lost, frustrated and disappointed. Please pray that I will be able to overcome what I am going through.

9. I pray that I will be able to get through my probation in my new job.

10. I feel stuck and unloved. I am praying hard that I will be able to move on in my life.

11. I pray for the upcoming retreat that I will be attending and I will be able to mingle with the rest of the participants.

12. Please intercede for my husband who will be going for his third cycle of chemotherapy. He had to be hospitalised during the last two cycles. Please grant him the strength and grace to go through this cycle safely.

1. We come to you on bended knees to ask for your powerful intercession in our financial needs. Our current life savings will only last us a month.

2. I humbly ask for your protection for my friend. Give her courage and strength and comfort her in her sorrow.

3. I am a recovering cancer patient. With God’s grace, I have completed my surgery and post-surgery treatment. However, I am having constant anxiety of my cancer recurring. I am trying to keep my emotions in check that I don’t over react thereby alarming my family.

4. My son is sitting for his year 2 university exams. Please intercede and bless him with a successful and smooth examination.

5. My friend is going through a severe anxiety and depression due to family and personal issues. He has lost a lot of weight and is unable to focus on work.

6. I pray for the health of my parents. I pray that my dad’s cancer does not cause him too much suffering. I pray that my mum will be strong enough to manage the situation.

7. My daughter has been inspired to become a doctor over the years, especially after her grandfather’s cancer diagnosis. She recently been offered a place on the university’s wait list. I pray that she will eventually be offered a place to study medicine and eventually become a doctor.

8. Please help to pray for a good friend of mine who recently started using drugs and is surrounded by people doing drugs. Please provide a way for me to help and a way for my friend to get rid of the habit and bad company.

1. Please intercede for my sister as she’s going for her breast cancer operation. Pray that she will be strong & the surgery will be successful.

2. Dearest Mother, I was on the verge of attempting to harm myself because of what I’m going through. Please intercede for my mental health.

3. Dear Mother Mary, as I enter the last week of my first trimester of my pregnancy, I pray that you will keep my baby safe and protected from any harm.

4. My son has been away from God for more than ten years now. I pray for your motherly intercession that our Lord Jesus will touch my son and help him to find his way back to God.

5. Dear Mother, help me through my work and help me perform well in all my given tasks and help me have a good relationship with my colleagues and bosses.

6. Dearest Mother Mary, please pray for my mother who is going through anxiety due to some medical concerns.

7. Please intercede for me and my husband. Bless us with matrimonial bliss. Help us to love and respect each other.

8. Dearest Mother Mary, I pray for all my friends and the relationships that I share with them. Help me to think more for their good and teach me to be a better person for others.

9. Please intercede for my mum to have a good and favourable blood test result so that she can continue with her 5th cycle of oral chemotherapy with no side effects.

10. My friend’s young niece has the hepatitis virus. Mother, please pray for her healing and the complete restoration of her health.

1. Dearest Mother,

Thank you so very much for answering my petition. My son has been offered a place in Singapore Management University to study for the course he had applied for. I am ever so grateful. Thank you again, Mother.

Your Loving Daughter.

2. Thank you, dear Mother, for your intercession in granting me a child. My daughter was born two years ago and she’s my greatest joy. I came to you at my lowest, when I miscarried, and as always, you gave me comfort and hope. Thank you so much for everything.

3. Dearest Mama Mary,

Thank you so much for your prayers and intercession to allow my husband and I to renew our marriage vows. Without your love and intercession, we would not have reconciled after being separated for 17 years. I am grateful to you from the bottom of my heart.

Your Grateful Son and Daughter.

4. Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help,

I have been praying for years for my son to return to church. I was so happy to see him attending Mass last Sunday. Thank you, Mother for answering my prayers. He even said that he wants the whole family to attend Mass together on Sundays. Thank you, Jesus and Mother for answering my prayers. Please continue to bless his family.

Your Loving Daughter.

5. Dearest Mother,

Today my grandson goes back to his home overseas after serving his 2-years of National Service. We would like to thank Jesus and you for watching over him during his time in the army. Thank you for protecting him and his colleagues from harm and danger. As he begins the next phase of his life in university, please bless him. Keep him always faithful to Jesus and to you and may he always accept and carry out God’s will in his life.

Your Grateful Children.

6. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help,

We are grateful to you and your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, for allowing both of us to find love again after our failed marriages. As we embark on the next chapter of our lives, we have both grown to understand our Catholic faith together. Thank you for everything that you have done and are going to do for us, Mother, as we know nothing would be possible without your intercession. We love you from the bottom of our hearts.

Your Ever-Grateful Catholic Daughter and Son.

1. Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help,

Thank you for your intercession for my exam. It went well and it would not have been possible without your most fervent intercession.

Your Grateful Daughter.

2. Dear Mother Mary,

Thank you for your continued intercession and looking after my family and friends every second of our lives.

Your Daughter.

3. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help,

Thank you so much for your protection and love in all our lives. My husband and son had a road accident but miraculously they both were not seriously hurt and my son was totally without a scratch. In my heart, I know you were there to protect both of them and without your love and protection I know it would have been worse. My family would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for always loving us and praying for us to your Son, our Lord.

Your Catholic Family.

4. Dear Mother Mary,

I want to thank you for interceding for us. I wrote a letter last week to ask for your help for my husband. This week after 4 years of searching, we had not 1 but 3 offers of a job. Mother, this is only possible with your intercession and the grace of our Lord Jesus. I am so grateful to you for answering our prayers.

Your Loving Daughter.

5. Dearest Mother,

Whenever my parents visit us from India in the past years, they always left dissatisfied with our care and love. However, we tried to make them happy we still failed. Because of Covid, we were unable to meet our parents for 2 years. This year, they managed to come and visit us. We prayed to you to help us to strengthen our relationship with our parents. They came and stayed with us for 3 months and we saw a huge change in them. They were happy to be with us and satisfied in our caring. It was a miracle to us. Thank you, dearest Mother, for changing their hearts to see the happiness and satisfaction in our love and caring.

Your Catholic Daughter.

6. Dearest Mother Mary,

Thank you so much for your prayers and intercession to allow my husband and I to renew our marriage vows. Without your love and intercession, we wouldn’t have been able to be together after being separated for 17 years. Thank you, Mother for everything and I am truly grateful to you from the bottom of my heart.

Your Grateful Children.

7. Dear Mother,

I wrote in previously to ask for your intercession to help my mother who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and to have a successful surgery. After the operation, the doctor told us the good news that all the scans were clear and the tumour was removed successfully. I know it would not have been possible without your intercession.

Your Catholic Daughter.

8. Dearest Mother,

I am writing this letter of thanksgiving for my answered prayers. I wrote in a petition praying that my HR will give me an extension to continue working after my retirement. Today, I received the news that I can continue my employment for another year. It is only through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, that you have answered my prayer.

Your Ever Grateful Daughter.

9. Dearest Mother Mary,

Not too long ago I asked for your intercession for my son’s intention to obtain a scholarship and to guide him in his dream to become a good teacher. Yesterday, he received news that he has been awarded his desired scholarship and will likely go on to fulfil his dreams. Dearest Mother, we know that all these are possible with your intercession and no words are enough to express our gratitude to God and you.

Your Catholic Daughter.

1. Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help,

Thank you for your prayers and intercession. My sister has settled down well in the nursing home and is well taken care of. She has put on some weight as she is given 3 decent meals each day. My sister-in-law has gained strength after her operation. These would not have been possible without your intercession. I am very grateful that you never fail to answer all my requests.

Your Grateful Daughter.

2. Dear Mother Mary,

I passed my first round of written exams, all thanks to your powerful intercession and grace. Thank you for bringing me through another milestone.

Your Daughter.

3. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help,

I am very grateful that I finally managed to attend the Novena devotion last week after an absence of two years. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your constant intercession and for answering my prayers. Thank you that my health checkup was well and good. I also want to thank you for my husband’s biopsy result that was normal and assigning us an experienced surgeon who will be operating on him in two weeks’ time. Thank you, Mother Mary for everything.

Your Catholic Daughter.

4. Dear Mother Mary,

It has been almost 2 years that I attended a lunch time Mass at Novena Church. Not only was I able to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, but I was also able to stand before of your Shrine and prayed the Memorare. I would like to thank Jesus and you for this wonderful opportunity. It was such a great feeling to be able to visit the Church and your Shrine today.

Your Grateful Child.

5. Dearest Mother,

I thank you with all my heart for your intercession for my husband’s RCIA journey this year. It has been 26 years and you can imagine my joy when he was finally baptised. It was the happiest day for me, only matching the other happiest day 26 years ago on our wedding day. I know it is through your intercession that everything went on smoothly. Many things could have happened to prevent him from completing but you helped to remove all obstacles. I am truly grateful to you.

Your Catholic Daughter.

6. Dearest Mother Mary,

I thank you for your continuing intercession to your Son, Jesus Christ. I thank you for keeping us strong and for always having faith in you.

Your Daughter.

7. Dear Mother,

3 months ago I wrote a petition asking you to intercede to our Lord Jesus to help my husband as he had to undergo 2 months of radiotherapy treatment for his cancer. Last week, he completed his treatment. Thank you, Mother for always being there for him, giving him the strength and courage as he went through each session.

Your Daughter.

8. Dearest Mother,

Thank you so much for your most powerful intercession in helping me to pass my exams. 2 weeks before the exams, I was down with Covid. That allowed me to stay home and study for the exams. The illness turned out to be a blessing from you. I did just well enough to pass and that is all that is needed.

Your Grateful Daughter.

9. Dearest Mother Mary,

We like to say a big thank you for your intercession the past 2 months. You know it has not been easy, going for the various tests, scans and hospitalisation. It would not have been possible without God’s grace and strength to see us through and sustain us. We are also thankful that the pre-checks for the chemo treatment were cleared and we could proceed with the treatment as planned. Lastly, we would also like to say thank you for looking after my mum and enabling her to tolerate the chemo drugs with no adverse reaction.

Your Grateful Daughter.

1. Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help,

We are ever grateful to you and your Son, Lord Jesus Christ, for your listening ear and intercession. Please continue to guide us and our children in our faith development and inculcate the right values in us and our children.

Your Children.

2. Dear Mother Mary,

Thank you for praying for my daughter and interceding for her. She has passed her first round of interview for a job with the organisation that she has wanted to work for since a long time ago. She has been shortlisted for a second interview. Mother, please pray that the Holy Spirit will guide her through the second interview.

Your Daughter.

3. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help,

Thank you for giving me supportive and caring colleagues at work. Help me to also bring my Catholic colleagues closer to God.

Your Catholic Son.

4. Dear Mother Mary,

Thank you for your intercession. My son has finally completed his training in Canada and is back home safely. The journey wasn’t easy and without your intercession, I know it would have been tougher.

Your Grateful Catholic Daughter.

5. Dearest Mother,

Thank you for being my mother. You taught me to be a mother and I am still learning. Thank you for being our comfort especially to my mother who has been so depressed by her illness. Thank you for listening to my prayers and for answering them and also for keeping my husband safe.

Your Faithful Daughter.

6. Dearest Mother Mary,

Thank you for your intercession and prayers for my baby and me. I know that it is only through your intercession and God’s love that I am blessed with a healthy baby boy after trying for so long. Please continue to watch over me and my baby and bless me with a smooth delivery.

Your Child.

7. Dear Mother,

I finally attended the Novena Devotion in Church after more than two years. I have been attending the Novena services faithfully since I was 17. During the pandemic, I went online every weekend and prayed for your protection from Covid. Mother, the past two and a half years have not been easy for me. Both my parents passed away. I am wondering about my living arrangements and stressed by my work. But I have to trust that in the same way that I have survived through the worst of the pandemic, you will guide me in my home and work matters in the new normal.

Your Most Loving Non – Catholic Child.

8. Dearest Mother,

We would like to thank you for being our Heavenly Mother. Thank you for loving us and caring for us even when we are not at our best. Thank you for guiding us to be closer to your Son. Thank you for interceding with our petitions to God and for praying with us and for us.

Your Grateful Children.

9. Dearest Mother Mary,

My nephew has leukaemia. I sent in my petition to pray for his treatment and it went on well for him. We are waiting to see whether the cancer is entirely gone. I want to thank you for everything you have done for him until now; while the final outcome is in God’s hands. The family and I take comfort that my nephew will be safe in your loving caring hands.

Your Non-Catholic Son.

1. Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help,

I have been struggling with an addiction to pornography and anxiety issues for the last 2 decades of my life. 3 years ago, I came to you full of shame, guilt and despair. I was lost and desperate to be free of this addiction. Since then, every Saturday morning I would make the hour-long journey to Novena Church to attend the morning devotion. Even during Covid I never stopped attending the online devotion and I’m very thankful to the people who made it possible. I left my job to focus full-time on my recovery, but God always provided for me all through those years. I was blessed with an experienced counsellor from a charitable organisation who was willing to provide me counselling at a very low cost. I was also introduced to an addiction recovery support group, and got to know others who struggled with the same addiction as me – many of whom have become my close friends today. Despite how difficult it was I was never alone in that journey. On 1 May 2022, I marked 2 years clean from pornography and sexual acting out. For a person who is addicted, this is something I never thought would ever be possible. I came to you begging to be free of my addiction, and God gave me so much more. I’ve experienced healing from my past trauma and embraced a new outlook and attitude towards life. I have also completed my certification and been offered a new job where I now use my past experience to help others with the same struggles as me. I believe this is the vocation that God has intended for me. I realise that God is doing for me what I could not do for myself. I am nothing without God, and without God I can do nothing. It is only and truly by my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and your most powerful intercession that I am celebrating this day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you Mother.

Your Catholic Son.

2. Dear Mother Mary,

2 years ago I prayed for your intercession in my relationship with my partner to be accepted by my family. It brought about quite a bit of tension and disapproval from my family during that time. I cried a lot and kept questioning God's plan. Now, my family is much more accepting of my partner and they are even starting to get along. It was such a heart-warming sight. I ask you humbly for your continued intercession in this aspect of my life. Thank you so much, dearest Mother.

Your Child.

3. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help,

I want to thank you from my bottom of my heart for blessing me to pass my annual medical check-up as I have some problem with my heart and my ECG result was always abnormal. This time, the cardiologist cleared me fit for work despite my abnormal ECG result. Once again, thank you Mother as I know this could not be possible without your intercession.

Your Catholic Son.

4. Dear Mother Mary,

I just did my week 12 antenatal scan today and prayed to you earlier this week to intercede for good results for the health of my baby. The scans showed that my baby is developing very well and it was surreal seeing the images of the life that is inside of me. I know it is only through the grace and mercy of your Son, Jesus, that he has given me this gift of life after 2 years of trying for a child. Thank you for always interceding and praying for me, for being there for me as a mother. I will never forget all that you have done for me, thank you dear Mother.

Your Grateful Catholic Daughter and Son.

5. Dearest Mother,

The pending law case which involved my wife has been dragging on for a year now. We have been praying that it will finally come to an end. And this week we have finally come to a settlement with the other party. We are deeply grateful that you were there by her side when she had to go through those court procedures and now that all is well. We thank you again our dearest Mother for your prayers and intercession.

Your loving Son.

6. Dearest Mother,

You have always been at my side and interceding for me to your son Jesus at all the major decisions and milestones in my life. Looking back, the last 2 years for me have been the most challenging and confusing period of my life, and I could not have done it without your maternal guidance and support. Mother, I want to thank you for giving me and so many others the hope and assurance we need in our daily struggles, and for always leading me closer to Christ.

Your Child.

7. Dear Mother,

Thank you so much for listening to my prayers and interceding for me. With Your help, I have gotten an offer of acceptance from NUS to do medicine. Without your grace, I do not believe I would have stood a chance. This feels so unreal (I am still praying this is real) and I am extremely relieved. From my initial fear when I received uncertain news from other universities last week, I now can finally have some peace. I promise to do my best with this opportunity. God have given me, and to not forget this same excitement and passion in the future when things get difficult in medical school. Thank You again dear Mother.

Your Child.

8. Dearest Mother,

Thank you for answering my prayers. I wrote to you to ask you to mend the broken marriage of my daughter. Now, both of them have decided to forgive and be reconciled with each other. Truly, my husband and I are so grateful for answering our prayers. Thank you, Mother and Jesus.

Your Ever Grateful Daughter.

9. Dearest Mother,

Last week I asked for your intercession that my mother's heart operation would go well. With your intercession and our Lord's Blessing, her operation was a success and she is home now recovering well. It would not have been possible without your intercession and our Lord's healing power. Thank You Mother.

Your Loving Son.